UPDATE: Man Killed in Motorcycle Accident ID'ed

By: WSAW Staff
By: WSAW Staff

UPDATE: 4/17 at 9:24 p.m.

The Marathon County Sheriff's Department has identified the victim as Gerald Russell, 51, of Merrill.

UPDATE: 4/16 at 11:25 a.m.

The Marathon County Medical Examiner says a 51-year-old man died Tuesday morning following a motorcycle accident Monday evening near Brokaw.

The Medical Examiner says the victim was not wearing a helmet at the time of the crash.

The Sheriff's Department says the crash was called in by a witness that stated the cyclist was was traveling northbound on Highway 51 when he lost control and crashed near the median.

The cause of the crash has not been determined.

The Sheriff's Department is waiting for results of the toxicology report.

The victim's name is not being released at this time.

ORIGINAL STORY: 4/15 at 7:56 p.m.

Police are investigating the cause of a motorcycle crash that left a Merrill man in serious condition.

The Marathon County Sheriff's Department tells NewsChannel 7 the crash happened just after 6 p.m. Monday evening on Highway 51 near the Brokaw exit.

A single northbound lane was closed for a few hours to clean up debris. There is no known cause at this time but skidmarks could be seen in the shoulder near the crash site.

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